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The Committee on Academic Standing reviews all current student records at the end of each semester to determine that all enrolled students are making satisfactory progress toward the degree. Students who earn fewer than 12 credits or less than a 2.00 grade point average in any semester, exclusive of the January Program, are subject to probation or dismissal from the College. Only when there are compelling extenuating circumstances (e.g., illness, unusual personal problems) is it advisable for a student to carry fewer than 12 credits; such a reduced program must be approved by the dean of students.
A student who is on probation must earn 12 credits and a C (2.00) average in the subsequent semester. The January term will be considered as part of the full year's performance in evaluations made by the committee at the end of the second semester. A student placed on probation in the major must regain or change that major in the subsequent semester (refer to the section Major Requirement in this catalogue).
Students who have been dismissed may, after one year, apply to the committee for reinstatement; during the required interview the student must be prepared to demonstrate an improved commitment to scholarship. A second dismissal is final.
Any student on academic probation is required to consult with his/her advisor and with any extracurricular advisor, such as a coach, to discuss whether the student should continue participation in extracurricular activities. A student on academic probation for a second or subsequent semester will be declared ineligible to participate in any College-sponsored extracurricular activities unless, in consultation with the academic and extracurricular advisors and with the approval of the associate dean of students, the student develops a plan for allocating time to course work and extracurricular activities.
Upon a student's return to the College, his or her records on study programs elsewhere are subject to review and action by the Committee on Academic Standing.
Exemption by Examination